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    Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

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    Postal worker charged with putting urine in break room coffee
    Associated Press
    August 26, 2005

    AKRON, Ohio — Postal workers who thought their coffee tasted funny had their suspicions confirmed after they set up a video camera in their break room.

    Now, a colleague has been charged with putting urine in their coffee after he was caught in the act on tape, officials said.

    Thomas Shaheen, 49, a vehicle mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service, was charged Aug. 5 with two misdemeanor counts of adulteration of food or placing harmful objects in food. He has been ordered to appear in Municipal Court on Monday.

    "Employees did put a video camera in, and thats how they were able to put a stop to what he was doing, said prosecutor Douglas Powley.

    The workers believe Shaheen poured urine into a coffee pot in a break room on July 5 and 6.

    None of Shaheens co-workers was physically harmed.

    Shaheens attorney did not return a call for comment.

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    An AUSTRALIAN postal worker would never do that. * ;D

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    Now THAT would make for interesting blind tasting.

    "I cant quite put my finger on that aroma...", as he scrambles for his flavour wheel.

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    eiwww

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    At least the coffee was a sterile solution... :-/

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    This reminds me of a scene from a recent movie.
    Austin Powers, "This coffee tastes like sh*t."
    Basil, "It is sh*t Austin."
    Austin, "Oh good, its not just me then."
    Steve.

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    Checking up on me to see if Id made the local paper here Andy? ;D

    Java "In Ohio when this was posted back home" phile

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    Nah, not checking up on you Java. Some stories just LEAP out at you. What is it with Ohio? Seems to be the source of many a weird "only in America" story.

    Swig --- Dont Aussie posties "go postal"? ;)

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    Re: Postal workers get urine coffee - Ohio

    And I even used to live there.... I didnt drink the local coffee though... and now it seems for good reason.

    If you want weird, just hop across the border to West Virginia.... The movie Deliverence is considered a documentary in those parts. ;)

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    Ohio man sentenced in coffee urine case

    18months later we get the punchline...
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    Ohio man sentenced in coffee urine case

    AKRON, Ohio - A former postal worker who poured urine into his co-workers‘ coffee must serve six months in a jail work-release program. Thomas Shaheen, 50, of suburban Springfield Township, also must pay $1,200 to the people he used to work with to cover their cost of making a secret video of his role in tainting the office coffee.

    "I don‘t know what became of me," said Shaheen, a postal employee for 13 years fired from his job at a post office vehicle maintenance facility in Akron. "I hope you find it in your hearts someday to forgive me."

    Shaheen was videotaped on two occasions in July 2005 pouring urine into a coffee pot in a break room.

    "We can‘t believe Thomas would even stoop to this level for his own personal revenge," said Jene Jackson, who worked with Shaheen. "He would sit in the same room with people and watch them drink his sick little brew and think nothing of it."

    Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com



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    I bet they first noticed because it was weak as piss.

    Or maybe that their office blend was suddenly remincent of nescafe. . .



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